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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Sep 13, 2011 1:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sun Ra Doc.

Just lucky enough to live close to NYC at a time when things were happening matchstickstatue.I have seen all of the great free jazz artists who have performed since 81' on,and I have to say Sun Ra was as powerful a presence as I have seen on a stage .When he would saunter out,he seemed to almost glide to his keyboard set up.The cat was serious about his music,and created a vibe I have never felt from other musicians,if you locked in with him during a song you felt like he knew it,and eventually he would look you dead in the eye.It is a shame everyone did not get to feel the power of Sun Ra in person.
On the other hand,it's a great thing our northern neighbors have a world class jazz festival every year.Mr. Parker can have that effect on folks,just leave you shaking your head after a brilliant performance.